Thursday, December 11, 2008

Reasons To Be Cheerful - The Best Of Ian Dury

Label:- Music Club Deluxe MCDLX016
Purchased:- Dunnes Stores, Nenagh

Track Listing:-

Disc 1

  1. Wake Up And Make Love To Me
  2. Sex And Drugs And Rock And Roll
  3. Sweet Gene Vincent
  4. My Old Man
  5. Razzle In My Pocket
  6. What A Waste
  7. Rough Kids
  8. The Roadette Song
  9. Pam's Moods
  10. Reasons To Be Cheerful, Part 3
  11. Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
  12. There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards
  13. Inbetweenies
  14. Don't Ask Me
  15. I Want To Be Straight
  16. Superman's Big Sister
  17. Yes And No (Paula)
  18. That's Not All
  19. Fucking Ada
  20. The Bus Driver's Prayer
Disc 2:-

  1. Jack Shit George
  2. Bed O'Roses No. 9
  3. Dance Little Rude Boy
  4. Mash It Up Harry
  5. It Ain't Cool
  6. Books And Water
  7. Really Glad You Came
  8. Peter The Painter
  9. Profoundly In Love With Pandora
  10. Poor Joey
  11. Poo-Poo In The Prawn
  12. Clever Trevor (live)
  13. If I Was With A Woman (live)
  14. Billericay Dickie (live)
  15. Spasticus Autisticus (live)
  16. Blockheads (live)
A pretty decent compilation, this. Mostly original recordings, with some live tracks. All the hits are here. However, a little Dury goes a long way, and the Kilburn & The High Roads tracks are not for everyone. Dury was at his best when he displayed his wicked sense of humour, but tended to get a bit sentimental from time to time. This would've made a really good single CD compilation, but as things stand, it was still worth buying some extraneous and unessential tracks to get the hits.



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